New York Mets Series Preview vs. Miami Marlins April 16-19

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Containing Stanton

Apr 13, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) strikes out against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Marlins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the series, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is struggling. He is hitting only .200 on the season, yet to get his first home run. Even with the struggles getting hits, Stanton still has seven RBI on the season to lead the Marlins.

If the Mets are to take this series, not letting Stanton get going and continuing his season long slump is imperative. That is easier said than done, as Stanton flashed his dominance at the plate two games ago, going 3-3 with a double, two walks, two runs and four RBI. He even stole a base, showcasing his all-around talent he brings to the table.

Luckily for the Mets, all of the starting pitchers that they are throwing out there have had relatively good success against Stanton. He is a combined 5-24 against Gee, Colon, deGrom and Harvey, so the Mets definitely have the right group going out there to start games to stymie Stanton at the plate. They better hope that success continues, because we have seen in the past Stanton is capable of beating teams by himself.

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